The Wilmington Blue Rocks announced today that outfielder Daniel Rockett has been released.
After such a good professional debut in 2013 after being drafted in the ninth round that June (.310 with rookie level Idaho Falls), Rockett hit just .205 with the Blue Rocks in 2014 with 14 doubles, five triples, and three home runs.
Rockett returned to the Blue Rocks for the 2015 season, but hit just .141 with 23 strikeouts in 85 at-bats. Six of his 12 hits did go for extra bases. He had been pushed out of the everyday lineup by Logan Moon and Dexter Kjerstad, who are both hitting over .250.
Best of luck to Rockett! I hope he picks up with someone soon and figures out this batting thing. UPDATE: Rockett signed with the Atlantic League Camden Riversharks (indy ball), which is the team his brother plays for.
First baseman/outfielder Cody Stubbs was added to the roster. Stubbs spent the entire 2014 season in Wilmington, hitting .223 with a team-high ten home runs.
Stubbs was hit by a pitch in the hand during the week in March that I was in Surprise for spring training. He was in a lot of pain and at the time wasn’t sure if he broke it (but I guess he did). He is coming out of extended spring training.
The Blue Rocks kick off a nine games in seven days road trip in a few minutes, starting in Potomac.